Haydock perfect track for Bite’s running style

There’s plenty of good racing on both sides of the Irish Sea this weekend but it’s a quiet couple of days for the stable, with the ground still riding quicker than ideal.

A cracking renewal of the Betfair Chase takes place today in Haydock and I think Might Bite will reverse Cheltenham Gold Cup form with Native River.

The track will really suit his style of running and he can turn the form, though back at Cheltenham in four months’ time I could see Native River turning it back again.

Gordon Elliott runs Folsom Blue in a competitive handicap hurdle, worth a good few quid. He’s lower over hurdles than he is over fences and he ran a blinder in the Irish National. He’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.

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